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1928 – 2020

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Sara Lou Box Reiland, 92, of Navasota, formerly of Houston, died Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2020, at Southern Knights Assisted Living in Tomball.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2020, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 9677 Hwy 6, in Navasota. A vigil service will follow at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2020, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Adam McClosky as the celebrant. The rite of committal will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone attending the visitation or Funeral Mass will be required to wear a mask as well as practice social distancing.

Sara was born on June 15, 1928 in Haslam, Texas to James Elmer and Velma Box Cherry. A longtime Houston-Heights resident, Sara was a 1945 graduate of Reagan High School and a member of All Saints Catholic Church.

Sara married Floyd Reiland in 1946 and they raised their 3 sons in the Heights, playing Little League and actively supporting their church and local schools for over 30 years. In 1979, they opened Reiland Electric Motors in Navasota, and they operated it together until 2000. In Navasota, they continued to support local causes, and they were particularly proud of the growing community that became Christ Our Light Catholic Church.

Sara’s warm hospitality, sharp wit, and love of adventure will be deeply missed, but her family takes comfort in knowing that she is at rest and that Sara now rejoices to “see God face-to-face.”

Sara was preceded in death by Floyd, her parents, her brothers and sisters, and a great-grandson.

Survivors include her sons, Michael and wife Sherry, John and wife Laura, and Larry and wife Brenda, as well as 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-greatgrandchild.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests memorials to the American Heart Association.

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